Q&A: Chris Strawson Account and new business manager, DPS Digital
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Chris is 44 years old and has spent 27 years in the print trade. He’s single and loves entertaining, running, going to the gym and cooking.
What is your nickname?
Why did you get into printing?
I loved art at school, then started getting into photography, had a short-lived job at a photography company and then ended up in print…
What would be your dream job?
Helping with the marketing and print for Glastonbury
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
What is your dream bit of kit?
As we’re doing more bespoke work maybe a Heidelberg Powermatrix so we could have some fun die-cutting
What is your favourite film?
The Empire Strikes Back
Sweet or savoury?
Savoury every time
Who or what do you hate the most?
Littering or fly tipping
Who do you admire most in the industry?
Matt Savage, the boss at DPS Digital
What is your favourite saying?
You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink
What is your favourite album?
Park Life by Blur
What is your favourite book?
The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters
What is the strangest job you’ve ever done?
Cleaning out sheds on a mushroom farm
Who would you like to be stuck on a desert island with?
What piece of kit would you like to see invented?
A printing machine that could take out typos
Which celebrity would you like to get out of here? Why?
Piers Morgan, over opinionated and rude
Most embarrassing moment?
Tipping brown sauce all over myself in a busy restaurant in Cyprus
Where would you like to be right now?
South of France sipping wine
What’s your worst fashion disaster?
A bad perm in the 90s
Who would be your favourite party guests?
Elton John, David Attenborough, the Spice Girls and Madonna
Where would you go if you could time-travel?
Back to school to try harder
What was your childhood obsession?
The Muppet Show
What was the best business deal that you’ve pulled off?
A small reply to a tweet ended up as £20k of print six months later
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
Love yourself first and everything else falls into place
How would you like to be remembered?
Worked hard, played harder
Too important to be taken seriously